The Tip O’Neill Era and Why Governing was Easier

A reminder of how things (specifically the party system as a whole) have changed.

Imagining a Stolen 2024 Election

It’s easy if you try.

Supreme Court Poised to Upend Everything

The term that kicks off today could undermine our entire system of government.

Today’s Reverse Freedom Rides

A shameful stunt reminiscent of an even darker era.

The Polls Are Essentially Meaningless But They’re Here to Stay

They could be overstating support for Democrats. Or understating it. Or be more or less right.

Another Sane Conservative Pushed Aside

Original blogger AllahPundit is leaving Hot Air after 16 years.

Mikhail Gorbachev, 1931-2022

The last Soviet leader is gone at 91.

Kevin Drum’s 20th Blogiversary

One of the OG blog pundits has reached a big milestone.

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution

Is it time to call the whole thing off?

Liz Cheney Walloped in Primary

The Trumper consolidation of their control of the GOP continues.

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The Coming Democratic Majority Isn’t Guaranteed

Ruy Teixeira finds that Hispanics aren’t yet woke.

Judicial Supremacy vs Popular Constitutionalism

Who should have the final say on the law of the land?

Abortion and the Filibuster

Assuming they had the votes, should Democrats carve out yet another exception?

White House Rudderless, Aimless, and Hopeless?

Some Democrats are less than pleased.

Democrats in Disarray, Abortion Edition

Here we go again . . . .

SCOTUS Upholds High School Coach’s 50-Yard-Line Prayers

The Supreme Court has reversed decades of precedent on church-state separation.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

The leaked draft is now the law of the land.

SCOTUS Strikes Down NY Gun Law

The 6-3 ruling broke down on predictable lines.

Sotomayor Defends Thomas

The longest-serving Supreme Court Justice is a nice guy.

Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

Unity My Ass

Are you going to believe this index or your own lyin’ eyes?

Who’s Running the Washington Post, Anyway?

Apparently, whoever has the most Twitter followers.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Earth Day prior to signing an executive order strengthening the nation’s forests, resilience to extreme weather events, and local economies, Friday, April 22, 2022, at Seward Park in Seattle. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

The Messaging is Medium

The Democrats have lots of problems. Salesmanship is pretty far down the list.

The Least Dangerous Branch?

The apparently eminent demise of abortion rights has reignited an old debate.

Republican Congresspeople Can’t Define ‘Woman’ Either

Hoisted by their own petard.

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CRT? Tired. Groomers? Wired!

The latest strategic moral panic from the far right

Chris Wallace Found Fox News’ Relationship with Truth ‘Unsustainable’

The network’s longtime weekend anchor couldn’t take it anymore.

Descending into the Particulars of Cancel Culture

Generalities about an elusive and controversial phenomenon are unhelpful.

Russia Sanctions Itself in Retaliation for Western Sanctions

Vladimir Putin is banning commodity exports.

Double Jeopardy in All But Name

Two notorious cases indicate a policy shift on federal prosecutions of cases already tried in lower courts.

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[Updated 1/31] Both Sides Are NOT the Same: “Banned” Book Edition

People, details do in fact matter!

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On Narratives and Covid Restrictions

Are we really being blocked from getting back to normal? And if so, what is the real barrier?

Cruz Challenges Campaign Finance Law

Is a contribution after an election different from one during an election?

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In honor of MLK, some dubious tweets & a lesser-known speech

Once again, today marks a day where folks who would never have supported Dr. King decide they should praise him

SCOTUS Mythology Exposed

We deserve better.

SCOTUS Blocks Federal Vaccine Mandate

The highest court in the land issued a split decision on President Biden’s COVID policy.

Stupid 2024 Fantasies

The silly season has commenced a mite early.

Capitol Riot: One Year Later

A roundup of reflection on a somber anniversary.

Manchin Shoots BBB Dead, Dead, Dead

The West Virginia Senator has taken the football from Charlie Brown and gone home.

The Non-ending Joe Manchin Saga

Is the stalwart of Senate bipartisanship interested in governing?

The Divide Within Our Parties is Almost as Wide as that Between Them

Pew’s new typology shows the diversity of both US political parties.

Chris Wallace Leaving Fox News

He is heading to CNN+

Single-Seat Districts are a Huge Problem

Politicians controlling lines control voters (instead of voters controlling politicians).

The Phony-Tough and Crazy-Brave

Violence, masculinity, and American politics.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith) President Joe Biden delivers remarks before signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Monday, November 15, 2021, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Biden Preparing for 2024 Run

Will America re-elect an 82-year-old to the White House?

Buttigieg and Critical Road Theory

Mayor Pete is being mocked for telling obvious truths.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz) President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the passing of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

President Charlie Brown

Joe Biden has bet his presidency on a caucus that may simply be irreconcilable.

Mort Sahl, 1927-2021

The first modern stand-up comedian has died at 94.